Envisioning America: English Plans for Colonization of North America, 1580-1640 (Bedford Series in History and Culture) / Edition 1

Envisioning America: English Plans for Colonization of North America, 1580-1640 (Bedford Series in History and Culture) / Edition 1

by Peter C. Mancall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312096704

ISBN-13: 9780312096700

Pub. Date: 07/13/2002

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This collection of documents gives twenty-first century readers a glimpse of the time when the possibility of colonizing North America was anything but certain. Pamphlets, accounts, and engravings from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century capture the process of English colonization from its origins in promotional propaganda to its realization on the

Overview

This collection of documents gives twenty-first century readers a glimpse of the time when the possibility of colonizing North America was anything but certain. Pamphlets, accounts, and engravings from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century capture the process of English colonization from its origins in promotional propaganda to its realization on the shores of North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312096700
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
182
Sales rank:
869,600
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: ENGLISH PROMOTION AND SETTLEMENT OF THE AMERICAS

PART II. THE DOCUMENTS

1. Richard Hakluyt (the elder), "Inducements to the Liking of the Voyage Intended towards Virginia in 40. and 42. Degrees" (1585)
2. Richard Hakluyt (the younger), "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584)
3. George Peckham, A True Reporte of the Late Discoveries . . . by . . . Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1583)
4. Thomas Harriot, A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1590)
Illustration section: Selections from Theodor de Bry's engravings of John White's True Pictures and Fashions of the People in That Parte of America Now Called Virginia (1585)
5. Sir Walter Ralegh, "Of the Voyage for Guiana" (1596?)
6. George Percy, "A Discourse of the Plantation of the Southern Colonie in Virginia" (1606-1607)
7. Anonymous, A True Declaration of the Estate of the Colonie in Virginia (Issued by the Virginia Company) (1610)
8. John Winthrop, "Reasons to Be Considered for Justifying the Undertakers of the Intended Plantation in New England and for Encouraging Such Whose Hearts God Shall Move to Join with Them in It" (1629)
9. John Smith, A Description of New England (1616) and Advertisements for the Unexperienced Planters of New England, or Any Where (1631)
10. William Wood, New England's Prospect (1635)

APPENDICES

Chronology of Exploration and Colonization in the Americas
Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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